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  • Sump Pump Crisis

    gentlemen, I am told that my house was built over a stream, all that said and done I have two submersible pumps in there now a 1/2 hp and a 1/3 hp, and with the recent thaw and ensuing rain, I was almost flooded out again, if my neighbor did not show up with a generator and a temperary 2" submersible pump to throw in the pit, I would have flooded again for the 6th time in 5 years.

    I need serious help in pump sizes and direction, because when it rains hard it comes into the pit strong via drain tile and both pumps boogie non-stop

  • #2
    Re: Sump Pump Crisis

    No back up system huh?

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    • #3
      Re: Sump Pump Crisis

      there isn't a back up system invented that can keep up with my flow when its bad outside............my concern is how can i keep up with the flow when i have full power i plan on compensating for power otages with a generator

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      • #4
        Re: Sump Pump Crisis

        Originally posted by dinovio1000 View Post
        gentlemen, I am told that my house was built over a stream.
        Move. Seriously, it will probably bring you nothing but trouble.
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        • #5
          Re: Sump Pump Crisis

          Think multiple pumps for double redundancy, install a back-up electrical generator and test it every month.

          You already know how much horsepower is required for your worst case scenario.
          Last edited by spodelee; 01-03-2009, 09:23 PM.
          spodelee

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          • #6
            Re: Sump Pump Crisis

            Are you in the Barrington area?

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            • #7
              Re: Sump Pump Crisis

              the house is in the historical part of Wheaton, it has a newly dug basement of 15 years, for a house that is from 1867, not bad, perhaps they could have done the drain tile better, I am not sure, I don't want to re-dig everything...what I would like to hear from the experts, is what is the professional approach to handle the water at max out put, help me go through this, like: do I need a bigger pit, should it deeper or wider, do i need bigger pumps etc.............this is what I need

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              • #8
                Re: Sump Pump Crisis

                No need to move there is always a solution. With out seeing you problem first hand I would look at a setup similar to this.

                one of these

                http://www.cumminsonan.com/residenti...e?gensetId=105


                And two of these bad boys

                http://www.femyers.com/products/sse/sse_s50ht.html



                You will need to call a local plumber for install and proper on site sizing of everything. Those pumps need to be 2" all the way, don't reconnect to 1.5" if thats what there.

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                • #9
                  Re: Sump Pump Crisis

                  rombo.thanks for the info, i have headed down this road before, those emergency generators, cost a pretty penny, however, can you tell me why you chose that particular 1/2hp pump, i have not heard of them, do you install a lot of these, please explain this pump...thank you

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sump Pump Crisis

                    where is the water going?? when your pump is running.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sump Pump Crisis

                      You need a Geo tech. Eng. [soils Eng.] Did the Guys doing the drainage give You the cheapest price [low bidder] ?
                      I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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